One of the significant improvements made in Visual Studio 2005 was in the device emulator technology. In fact so profound was this change it was badged as Device Emulator v1 – this is mainly because it is the first version that could run as a standalone application without requiring Visual Studio to be installed. Recently the product team have released version 2 of the Device Emulator which will install over your existing emulator. Note that if you have downloaded and installed the Windows Mobile 6 SDK you will already have this emulator installed. More information on the announcement by Anand is available here.